Agency News: Department of Defense


Could DOD’s ambitious joint information environment lead to iPhone-wielding warriors?

Hopes are high that DOD's cloud-based architecture will make a real difference for deployed soldiers, but some challenges still remain to be solved.

Conference costs draw congressional ire

GSA's conference scandal was just the start. Now a dozen agencies are being asked to defend their spending on conferences.

DISA strategic plan focuses on enterprise, cybersecurity and efficiencies

The latest document is part of a new, multi-layered planning methodology for DISA.

DOD seeks guidance to navigate constant change

Facing budget pressures and a world of shifting priorities, DOD is open to help from contractors as it analyzes and tracks strategies.

Are wartime innovation principles relevant after the war?

Joint explosives organization faces an uncertain post-Afghanistan future, but its CIO hopes that the culture it created will survive and continue to serve the government.

The bright side of budget cuts

Fiscal pressures are forcing the military branches to collaborate and share, potentially leading to smarter, better IT projects, leaders say.

Vet health progress propelled by partnership, vision and IT

The DOD and VA are focused on finding the right technology to serve troops over a lifetime -- even with bumps along the way -- and those closest to the effort say the stumbles are leading to progress.

Why the government isn't ready for sequestration

Only months from deadline, federal agencies are as unprepared as ever for massive budget cuts. What's the holdup?

DISA, GSA round out SATCOM business model

The agencies award a $2.6 billion contract as part of the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition program.

DOD civilians, not contractors, can expect sequestration’s first punch

More than 100,000 Defense Department employees could lose their jobs to budget cuts early next year, according to a new analysis.

DOD, other agencies now under the microscope on conference costs

A congressional committee makes GSA conference cost the benchmark for potential excessive spending.

Is the government dropping the ball on cybersecurity?

Despite the potential danger of the cyber threat and a rising chorus of voices urging action, the government seems to be making only halting progress. There are several reasons for that, and no easy solutions.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!